VBS Week in Full Swing
Vacation Bible School is in full swing at RUMC the week of July 27-31st. The theme for our VBS this year is “G-Force”, where kids are learning how to put their faith into action. G-Force focuses on missions and how to experience God’s unstoppable love. A theme of G-Force is kid-friendly transportation, from skateboards to bicycles and roller blades.
Our VBS children will be participating in a special worship program on Sunday at our 10 AM Service. Come out and meet the children in our neighborhood and find out what they learned from VBS this summer. After the service there will be a special potluck supper held in Crichton Hall in honor of another successful VBS campaign. Many thanks to Rolinda Smoak and her wonderful staff of volunteers for supporting our children this year!
Back-to-School Time Fast Approaching
July 4th has just passed, and soon it will be time to think about heading back to school. This year, as in the past, RUMC has partnered with our local elementary school, Riverview Elementary, to help the teachers and the students with emergency school supplies. As you see the “Back to School” displays at your local stores, remember to purchase supplies for the children at Riverview Elementary. School supplies can be collected and dropped off at the office.
Love Offering for Our Lay Pastor
On Sunday, August 2nd, we will be taking a love offering for the Lay Pastor of our Hispanic congregation, Norma Encarnacion. Over the past year, Pastor Norma has served as a volunteer leader of a small but vibrant congregation. This love offering will help defray the cost of the recent wedding of her daughter, and it will serve as an expression of our love for all of her hard work in the service of RUMC and Our Lord!
Pastor Merritt Temporarily Changes His Residence
Our pastor, Merritt Waters, will be temporarily relocating to Wesley Chapel between Friday, July 31st and August 9th. The purpose of this change is so that Pastor Merritt can take care of his 98 year old mother while his sister’s family is on vacation. The pastor will commute into the office as opportunity permits, and, in case of emergency, you can contact him on his cell phone at
Thinking About Becoming an RUMC Member?
Anyone wishing to be baptized and/or becoming a new member of our church should contact the church office as soon as possible. You can join a substantial list of potential new members who we want to accept into our congregation later in August.
Classical Guitar Concert a Success
The Care Committee wants to thank everyone who came out on a rainy Friday night to experience master guitarist, Gerardo Perez Capdevila. Gerardo kept us thrilled with a selection of classical and flamenco guitar selections that demonstrated his superior skill on his instrument.